Monday, October 26, 2015

An Opportunity To Send Some #Love - #LettersOfLove

An Opportunity to send some love

October is birthday month in my family. Seven birthdays in the family including my daughter, my mom and me.  I wanted to do something special for my birthday. Nothing came to mind until I read about the Letters of Love initiative on Roshan Radhakrishnan's blog

The Letters of Love initiative is the brainchild of Pooja Pradeep who decided she wanted to do something after watching the haunting images of the children from Syria whose lives had been ruined for a reason they could not even understand. Rather than become lost in the avalanche of initiatives to raise funds, this 23 year old decided she wanted to give the children something that would last - emotional support.

With this idea in mind was born the concept of Letters of Love.

The concept is this - all those who are willing are requested to send in 'happy' pictures of themselves along with a short 3-4 line message of encouragement for these children from Syria who now live in refugee camps and feel they have lost everything in their lives. The pictures will be converted into post cards and your words translated into Arabic (the native language of the children) and handwritten on to the back of the card.


Pooja has had an overwhelming response to her initiative and many have offered to donate. If you would like to donate, please also visit http://www.ketto.org/Lettersoflove

And for more information please check  Roshan Radhakrishnan's post and the Letters of Love facebook page.

Letters of Love is now in collaboration with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - Gaziantep, Turkey. All letters will be sent to them and they will facilitate the cause at the receiving end. Upon receiving the cartons of love, they will be distributing our letters to the refugee children at the community centres in South West Turkey.

If you do participate please send your letter soon as by mid December all letters will be collated and sent.   


Today I sent my letter and picture with a little bit of love.  Here's the picture I sent.



I hope you will join in this heart warming initiative. It costs nothing but if it makes a difference in one young life, then that will be priceless

And the other things during the week ...

I had an awesome birthday spent with my kids and my mom. My daughter stayed overnight so that was nice.

Met up with my a friend for a coffee and had a lovely time. I am really enjoying catching up with friends.  

Yesterday as I was flicking the TV channels I stumbled upon  Portugal. What a beautiful place. It is definitely on my places to see list.  

This morning my friend called from the US and we had a nice long chat. It was the highlight of my day. We've been friends since I was 10 years old. She's my soul sister, one of the few who knows the real me. Love you lots my dear friend. 

Rugby World Cup fever is on. The semi final with South Africa this morning was a nail biter. The All Blacks, New Zealand's Rugby team, is into the finals. Woohoo.  Go the ABs. 

Having told you about my week, it hit home even more that we are so blessed to have so many good things in our life. 

The Letters of Love initiative takes on even more meaning for me. Please do join. This is such a wonderful opportunity to send a little love to a young child who has lost so much.  


Spread love everywhere you go. 
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
~ Mother Teresa

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15 comments:

  1. How heartwarming and touching initiative!!!

    And your post about it is evenmore lovely!!

    I wish her and all other people who help her lots of luck and ountless lights in the hearts of those countless childeren.

    Have a nice abc-day/-week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

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  2. What a wonderful idea in which to participate.

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  3. Such a beautiful initiative! I recall reading this on Roshan's blog last week. Now to find a picture worthy of a postcard :) Your week sounds lovely and I am so happy for you!

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  4. What an innovative and caring thing to do, and all those post cards, amazing.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  5. Such a wonderful initiative...I wonder how I missed out on this one... Amazing postcard and such a wonderful thought!

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  6. I love this initiative and so glad you took part in it. Such a lovely picture of you! :)

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  7. You are looking precious and adorable, Suzy!

    A birthday month is always happy, and surrounded with laughter.

    Always a pleasure to have you on board!
    xoxo

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  8. I am so amazed by letter of love initiative. It;s such a beautiful gesture. I hope the children find hope and happiness. Loved your picture :)

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  9. Such a beautiful initiative.. I am looking forward to send a picture..and you seem to have an amazing week.. meeting friends is always a delight..!!

    Cheers

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  10. Glad to have hopped over! Beautiful initiative and your picture is lovely!!
    Cheers!
    - Priya [softypinkngloriousred.wordpress.com]

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  11. I'm happy to hear you're having a great birthday month with the family and that you feel blessed. Good to count our blessings for sure as so many others are suffering in this world in ways we can't begin to imagine. Love the Letters of Love initiative to offer a small glimmer of brightness in the lives of the Syrian refugee children. Great photo of you and the kangaroo. You've reminded me that I should do one of those letters, too.

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  12. Such a sweet picture and glad you participated Suzy. Great post and what a good time with family! :)

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